Age-Friendly X: Building on the Ideals of the WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities



December 6, 2023


The Paley Center for Media, NYC

1:50–2:25pm EST

The growth of the older demographic around the world necessitates a wider and more ambitious application of age-friendliness throughout all aspects of life. In two back-to-back Fireside Chats, guest speakers will share real-life examples how innovative leaders are leveraging the WHO Age-Friendly City and Communities framework to achieve healthy aging within communities – first by harnessing the power of data to strengthen adult immunization in 5 global cities and second where a bold intervention seeks to improve cardiovascular health within an entire community through a proactive and customized approach. In the panel discussion that follows these inspiring case studies, leaders from finance, design, and societal institutions will discuss how the Age-Friendly framework is inspiring a global movement in age-friendliness that extends far beyond the city.


Brian Kaskie
Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Brian P. Kennedy
President, Brian P. Kennedy Arts Consulting
Haleh Nazeri
Lead, Longevity Economy, World Economic Forum
Richard Rosen
Principal, Perkins Eastman
Amal Abou Rafeh
Chief, Programme on Ageing Unit, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations
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